My Favorite TV Series and Mini-Series

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1.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
 
2.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
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The further adventures of the time travelling alien adventurer known as the Doctor and his/her companions. (45 mins.)
 
3.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
4.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. (44 mins.)
 
5.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth. (44 mins.)
 
6.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-splatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers. (53 mins.)
 
7.
Top Gear (2002 TV Series)
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The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all. (60 mins.)
 
8.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986 Mini-Series)
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans. (60 mins.)
 
9.
Jane Eyre (2006 Mini-Series)
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever. (230 mins.)
 
10.
The O.C. (2003 TV Series)
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A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California. (44 mins.)
 
11.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits. (44 mins.)
 
12.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
 
13.
Emma (2009 Mini-Series)
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home... (240 mins.)
 
14.
Birdsong (2012 Mini-Series)
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As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman. (165 mins.)
 
15.
Great Expectations (2011 Mini-Series)
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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor. (60 mins.)
 
16.
Bonnie & Clyde (2013 Mini-Series)
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Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker... (240 mins.)
 
17.
Klondike (2014 Mini-Series)
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The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory... (274 mins.)
 
18.
Zen (2011 Mini-Series)
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Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy. (270 mins.)
 
19.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 TV Series)
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A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (44 mins.)
 
20.
Northern Exposure (1990 TV Series)
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A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town. (60 mins.)
 
21.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (22 mins.)
 
22.
Mr Selfridge (2013 TV Series)
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Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's department store. (45 mins.)
 
23.
Bones (2005 TV Series)
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Forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, and cocky FBI special agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders - and quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones. (40 mins.)
 
24.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
 
25.
21 Jump Street (1987 TV Series)
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The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime. (60 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
26.
Criminal Minds (2005 TV Series)
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The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. (42 mins.)
 
27.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969 TV Series)
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe. (30 mins.)
 
28.
Are You Being Served? (1972 TV Series)
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The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store. (28 mins.)
 
29.
The Paradise (2012 TV Series)
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The story of a young woman who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world. (60 mins.)
 
30.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
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A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. (22 mins.)
 
31.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. (45 mins.)
 
32.
Fargo (2014 TV Series)
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Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, ND. (53 mins.)
 
33.
Portlandia (2011 TV Series)
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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon. (22 mins.)
 
34.
The Last Enemy (2008 Mini-Series)
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Britain has been transformed into a security state. A mathematical genius's search for the truth about his brother's death catapults him into a conspiracy and a love affair. (60 mins.)
 
35.
Hatfields & McCoys (2012 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War. (290 mins.)
 
36.
Houdini (2014 Mini-Series)
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Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. (174 mins.)
 
37.
The Escape Artist (2013 Mini-Series)
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A junior barrister specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. (180 mins.)
 
38.
Grey Gardens (2009 TV Movie)
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The lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith, aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Sucsy
 
39.
An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 TV Movie)
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A dramatisation of the early years of Doctor Who, with the story revolving around BBC executive Sydney Newman, novice producer Verity Lambert and actor William Hartnell. (90 mins.)
Director: Terry McDonough
 
40.
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer. (155 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
41.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
 
42.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series)
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Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia. (22 mins.)
 
43.
Batman (1966 TV Series)
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The Caped Crusader battles evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s parody of the comic book hero's exploits. (25 mins.)
 
44.
North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. (235 mins.)
 
45.
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013 Mini-Series)
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Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice. (180 mins.)
 
46.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (57 mins.)
 
47.
Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. (327 mins.)
 
48.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
 
49.
Poldark (2015 TV Series)
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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it. (60 mins.)
 
50.
The Crimson Field (2014 Mini-Series)
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One of the untold stories of World War 1. Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.
 
51.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
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The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with his companions. (45 mins.)
 
52.
Dancing on the Edge (2013 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Set in the 1930s, a black Jazz band rises in fame and popularity while becoming entangled in an intricate web of intrigue, mystery & suspense with the elite of London society.
 
53.
The Tunnel (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Set primarily in Folkestone and Calais where detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann are called to investigate the death of a French politician... (60 mins.)
 
54.
Endeavour (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford. (89 mins.)
 
55.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future. (49 mins.)
 
56.
Inspector Lewis (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them. (90 mins.)
 
57.
Better Call Saul (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (46 mins.)
 
58.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Holistic detective Dirk Gently investigates cases involving the supernatural. (60 mins.)
 
59.
True Detective (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. (55 mins.)
 
60.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sweeney Todd returns to London to uncover the past, along the way meeting Mrs. Lovett, and begins to start his life of crime. (140 mins.)
 
61.
To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters (2016 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A chronicle of the Brontë sisters' battle to overcome obstacles and publish their novels, which would become some of the greatest in the English language. (120 mins.)
 
62.
Victoria (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. (60 mins.)
 
63.
The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V. (150 mins.)
 
64.
Dark Angel (2016 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A two-part drama about the Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton. (63 mins.)
 
65.
Great Performances (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Macbeth (2010)
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Sir Patrick Stewart stars in a gripping Tony-nominated production.
 
66.
Black Sails (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Captain Flint and his pirates, twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island". (56 mins.)